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Shun Premier 8-Piece Set

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The Shun Premier collection is distinguished by hand-hammered blades and walnut-colored PakkaWood handles that evoke the artistry of traditional hand-forged knives. Handcrafted in Japan, the blades are thin and lightweight. This professional-quality set comes complete with six essential knives plus a honing steel and bamboo block for maintenance and storage.

Blades feature a core of VG-MAX "super steel" clad with 34 microthin layers of stainless steel on each side.

Striking hand-hammered finish (tsuchime in Japanese) reduces drag when cutting and helps quickly release food from blade.

Walnut-finish PakkaWood handles have 2-position design, providing a trigger grip for pull cuts and the perfect balance point for a pinch grip.

Stainless-steel end caps embossed with the Shun logo add stability, strength and wide weight distribution from end to end.

8-Piece Set includes:

  • 4" paring knife
  • 5 1/2" santoku knife
  • 6 1/2" utility knife
  • 8" chef's knife
  • 9" bread knife
  • 9 1/2" slicing knife
  • Combination honing steel
  • 11-slot bamboo block
  • Please note: Storage block is counted as an individual piece.
Dimensions & More Info
  • 4" paring knife: 4" blade, 4 3/4" handle; 2.4 oz.
  • 5 1/2" santoku knife: 5 1/2" blade, 6" handle; 5.4 oz.
  • 6 1/2" utility knife: 6 1/2" blade, 5 1/4" handle; 3.2 oz.
  • 8" chef's knife: 8" blade, 6" handle; 7.8 oz.
  • 9" bread knife: 9" blade, 6 3/4" handle; 8.6 oz.
  • 9 1/2" slicing knife: 9 1/2" blade, 6 1/4" handle; 10.4 oz.
  • Honing steel: 9" rod, 5" handle; 10.5 oz.
  • 11-slot bamboo block: 13 1/2" x 5 1/4" x 8 1/2" high.
  • Knives made in Japan.
  • Bamboo block and honing steel made in China.
Use & Care


  • Always use caution when handling sharp objects.
  • Avoid cutting on hard surfaces such as stone, metal or glass.
  • It is not advisable to use any knife but a meat cleaver to cut through bone, as other blades can be easily damaged.


  • Hand-wash with warm water and mild detergent; rinse and dry immediately.
  • Avoid cleaners containing bleach or citrus extracts.
  • In order to maximize the life of the blade, regular honing with a honing steel will be necessary. Weekly honing will extend the time between sharpening significantly.
  • With regular use and honing once a week, knives should not need sharpening more than once or twice a year.
  • Sharpen knives at home using a whetstone or knife sharpener designed to sharpen at a 16-degree angle, or have them sharpened by a professional.
  • Store knives in a safe place to protect edges and prevent injury.

Shipping Information

UPS can deliver most in-stock items within 3–5 business days. UPS is unable to deliver to P.O. boxes.

Shipping Rates

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Next Day Delivery

For an additional charge of $26 per address, we can expedite delivery to most destinations. This service is not available for some oversize items, items shipped directly from the supplier (including perishable and custom-manufactured items), out-of-stock items and items to be shipped outside the contiguous 48 states.

Orders received by 9:00 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday will arrive the next business day; orders placed Friday through Sunday will arrive on the following Tuesday.

Return Policy

At Williams Sonoma, we take great pride in the quality and craftsmanship of our products. Attention to design, materials, safety and construction are our priority. Upon receipt, please inspect your purchase and notify us of any damage; we will arrange for a prompt replacement.

If within 30 days, you are dissatisfied for any reason, you may return your purchase for a refund of the merchandise value. An original receipt or gift receipt is required for all returns and exchanges. Returns with a gift receipt will be refunded in the form of a Merchandise Credit for the amount indicated on the gift receipt. Returns with original receipt will be refunded in the original form of payment, cash and check refunds over $100 will be issued as a company check (may take 14 business days from time of request).

For all cutlery returns (knife sets, single knives, cutting boards, knife sharpeners and knife storage), please contact us at 888.922.4108 to initiate the return.

We cannot accept returns on monogrammed, personalized, special-order items, custom upholstery, food, items shipped direct from the vendor or on items damaged through normal wear and tear. Final sale items ending in .97 or .99 cannot be returned.

Made to Order and Final Sale Furniture items are non-returnable and cannot be cancelled once the order is placed.

For returns of items purchased from your Williams Sonoma Gift Registry, we will gladly provide a refund or exchange for the merchandise within 90 days of your event or within 90 days of purchase, whichever date is later. View Full Returns Policy.

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